PHC-BlackPetersen Health Care has announced the company will be rolling out Memory Care Programming in 2015. The Peoria based healthcare provider will begin implementing memory care for seniors within their Assisted Living Division beginning in March 2015 at their Courtyard Estates in Bushnell, IL.

Mark Petersen, owner of Petersen Health Care, announced that the company is prepared to be the industry leader in providing quality care to those suffering from Alzheimer’s and related dementia’s. “This is an area we have been researching for quite some time and we are ready to bring this much needed programming to our Assisted Living Division.” He included that the implementation of Memory Care will be added to several existing Petersen Health Care Assisted Living Communities in 2015 including their new construction in Knoxville, IL that will be completed in September 2015.

Betty’s Garden, a secure and designated area within Courtyard Estates communities will provide “Coming Home,” Petersen Health Care’s individualized Memory Care Program. This will be a pleasing, yet active area, with continual mind stimulation as part of the programming. With safety features in place for the tenants’ protection, every Betty’s Garden will feature an open floor plan, designed to encourage interaction and independence. This will provide each tenant the freedom to move around, interact and enjoy each day, all under the supervision of a trained coordinator.

“Coming Home” was designed exclusively for individuals with Alzheimer’s or related dementia’s, and will be a welcome answer for tenants and families alike. Coming Home is a comprehensive enrichment program designed specifically for Betty’s Garden. It is designed to ensure an all-encompassing, fulfilling experience for every tenant. It will foster daily interaction with residents of Betty’s Garden in the areas of: Creative/Expressive, Physical, Social, Cognitive, and Emotional/Spiritual. The programming will include industry leading software that will enable tenants to participate in activities they enjoy while providing them with engaging activities based on each tenants unique personality.

More information on Betty’s Garden and Petersen Health Care Memory Care can be obtained by visiting .

Petersen Health Care, founded in 1974, owns and operates nearly 100 senior living communities throughout Illinois, Iowa and Missouri. The company is based out of Peoria, IL and is recognized as a leader in senior living.

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